The Chicago Blackhawks have closed the door on the 2017-18 season and look forward towards the 2018-19 season.
There's definitely a couple of problems that need to be addressed including backup goalie and top 6 help, but there's one glaring problem that is probably first on the list.
The Hawks need another top 4 defenseman.
Brent Seabrook is clearly on the decline and Duncan Keith is still eating minutes, but just not the defenseman he used to be.
Connor Murphy had a terrible first half of the season, but started to show signs of potential during the second half.
"We’re going to look at all those options, whether it’s a trade or free-agent acquisition or promoting players from Rockford,” general manager Stan Bowman said. “There have been some nice stories .”
Do you think defense should be Bowman's number 1 priority?